I went to the bookstore in October to find a book for my daughter's first Halloween. Out of everything on the table, this was the ONLY book that was well illustrated and well written. The pictures are beautiful (I don't think the cover quite does justice to the inside of the book were space is used more, well, artfully), the story is cozy. Now if they'd just make a board book edition that she could get her hands on, we'd be set. P.S. If your kids are older, maybe 5 and up, you might also like The Widow's Broom for another clever and beautiful Halloween book.